RIVALRY BETWEEN the JEWISH MESSIANIC WAY and the FALSE CHRISTIANITY RELIGION
There was a great competition between the original followers of Christ and the counterfeit esoteric Christians movement established by Simon Magus. The false Christianity religion was in their mission of gathering crowds; luring un-regenerated people into their cult in efforts to overshadow the true disciples of the Jewish Yeshua. That spirit is still the same today; organized religion wont allow people to see the true spiritual path that Christ introduced to help us reach complete perfection and immortality in God. People think that the kingdom of God is about forming big religious groups superior to all other religions and then leading souls astray. It is sad that many Christians have only succeeded in baptizing into religious organizations, which is why some professed Christians, cant show forth the fruits of repentance. One who has baptized into the Body of Christ by the Holy Spirit must produce good fruits; genuine repentance must have righteous fruits to show forth. John the Baptist asked the Jewish religious leaders to bring forth therefore fruits meet for repentance (Matthew3:8). Now, all these things didn’t start just in our time, it started a long time ago with Simon Magus who was possessed with the antichrist Spirit….
Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits, whether they are of God; because many false prophets have gone out into the world. By this you know the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is of God, and every spirit that does not confess that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is not of God. And this is the spirit of the Antichrist, which you have heard was coming, and is now already in the world. You are of God, little children, and have overcome them, because He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world. They are of the world. Therefore, they speak as of the world, and the world hears them. We are of God. He who knows God hears us; he who is not of God does not hear us. By this we know the spirit of truth and the spirit of error (1John4:1-6).
This scripture is pointing to the false religious Christianity movement started by Simon Magus. John the apostle warned the true followers of Christ [the authentic children of the kingdom] concerning the teaching of the Simonians, the false Christians otherwise known as the Christian agnostics which used allegorical interpretations spiritualizing literal meanings and practiced demonic invocations. Most theologians do not accept that Simon Magus is the father of Christian Gnostics, However, this is what Irenaeus (AD 202) said…
In my first book, which immediately precedes this, exposing “knowledge falsely so called,” I showed you, my very dear friend, that the whole (Gnostic) system developed in divergent and opposite ways….I mentioned, too, the multitude of those Gnostics… and the points of difference between them. I explained their various doctrines, and the order of their succession. I have also described all those heresies, which have originated with them. Moreover, I showed that all these heretics who introduce impious and irreligious doctrines take their beginning from Simon (Magnus). Irenaeus (c. 180, E/W), 1.359.
To the Christians, salvation was by knowledge; those who did not have esoteric “arcane” knowledge were looked upon as being ignorant and it’s the same today in mainstream Christianity, systematic theology has taken place of the Holy Spirit and everything is done by human intellect in the structural church as if the Holy Spirit can no longer speak to people. The people who can’t read the bible are not recognized as candidates of heaven, but if you can quote scriptures you’re considered a heavenly genius. Numerous scriptures address the esoteric heresies of the false Christianity religion. Paul the apostle highlighted that wisdom and knowledge that comes from God does not distress itself with idle theory and nonsense fables such as worshiping angels and the visitation of unknown spiritual entities (1 Tim. 1:4, Col. 2:18-23).
According to history, like Prophet Elijah and the Baal prophets, there was a spiritual power contest between Simon Peter and Simon Magus which is documented in the New Testament Apocryphal called the Acts of Peter.